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Devils Spawn Charles Birkin

Devils Spawn

Charles Birkin

Published November 12th 2015
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144 pages
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An important, though neglected, figure in twentieth-century British horror fiction, Sir Charles Birkin (1907-1985) began his literary career as editor of the popular - and now highly collectible - Creeps series of horror anthologies in the 1930s,MoreAn important, though neglected, figure in twentieth-century British horror fiction, Sir Charles Birkin (1907-1985) began his literary career as editor of the popular - and now highly collectible - Creeps series of horror anthologies in the 1930s, which featured tales by well-known writers such as H.R. Wakefield, Lord Dunsany and Russell Thorndike, as well as contributions by Birkin himself.A master of the conte cruel, often with a Grand Guignol finish, Birkin found true horror not in ghosts or the supernatural but in mans inhumanity to man. Never before reprinted and extremely scarce, Devils Spawn (1936) collects sixteen of Birkins stories, many of them first published in the Creeps volumes, including the horror gems The Terror on Tobit and The Harlem Horror. Birkins collection The Smell of Evil (1965) is also available from Valancourt Books.Not for the squeamish. Be warned, if you are at all sensitive, leave him well alone. - Hugh LambMore than a definite touch of the great master, Edgar Allan Poe. - Dennis WheatleyFew writers of horror today approach the standards of Birkin. - Ulster Star